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Controversial Acting Ice Director Tony Pham to Quit After 5 Months

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Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tony H. Pham will step down from office by the end of the year, citing personal reasons.

The Vietnamese American official replaced Matt Albence in the role in August, heading the enforcement agency in numerous operations that targeted illegal immigrants across the country — including “sanctuary” cities that supposedly protected them.

First Asian American Sheriff Says SF Won’t Help ICE Deport Immigrants

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California’s first Asian American sheriff, Paul Miyamoto, said that the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) will not help federal agents deport undocumented immigrants from the city.

“Our department is not involved in immigration enforcement,” Miyamoto told KTVU2. “We feel that is a federal matter, and our realm of interest is public safety, and you can’t really have a safe community if the community members are afraid to come to us to report crimes.”

What to Do When ICE Agents Knock at Your Door, According the ACLU

As the Trump administration gears up for immigration raids across the country after July 4, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is expected to deport more immigrants in the fiscal year 2019 than it did in 2018.

President Donald Trump made the threat to launch the nationwide roundup last month, which involves ICE agents getting set to round up about 2,000 people in 10 cities, including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore.

New T.V. Series ‘Warrior’ Inspired By Bruce Lee’s Writings Looks Extremely Epic

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A new Cinemax series called “Warrior,” inspired by the writing of Bruce Lee, has just released an exclusive trailer, a project that has taken almost 50 years to come to fruition.

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When I say this project is a dream come true – it’s literally a dream come true. My father created a treatment [for a series] which he then pitched to Warner Brothers, and they said ‘We’re really sorry, but we just don’t think that a Chinese man can be the lead of an American TV series. Audiences won’t go for it.’ Well, here we are almost 50 years later, and Warrior is a reality. . We’ll have much more on the backstory of Warrior, the wonderful people involved with the series and the series itself, but for now, enjoy this teaser. It kicks ass! -Shannon . . #Warrior premieres in 2019 on @cinemax . . #BruceLee #50YearsInTheMaking #DreamsDoComeTrue @justinlin @tropperj

Trump is Looking to Deport Thousands of Vietnam War Refugees

Protections that have enabled Vietnam War refugees to live in the United States for decades are now under threat following the Trump administration’s reinterpretation of a 2008 agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam.

The deal, which was made after the Vietnam War as the two countries re-established diplomatic ties, states that undocumented Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before July 12, 1995, will not be deported.

15 Shocking Facts About Asian American History They Never Taught You in School

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When I was in high school, my U.S. history teacher spent an entire month — I shit you not — teaching the class about Andrew Jackson’s love life, but he failed to spend even one hour focusing on the history of Asian Americans. It wasn’t until I attended college and did some research on my own that I finally learned about Vincent Chin, the Chinese Massacre of 1871, and the L.A. Riots.

This is an experience shared by many, if not most, Asians educated in western countries. There is a general lack of interest surrounding our history in the U.S. and as a result, the hard work of the first Asian immigrants to settle in this country have been reduced to a mere paragraph in our textbooks. With all the anti-immigration rhetoric in the news today, it’s more important than ever to brush up on our history, so here are 15 shocking facts on Asian American history that you’ve probably never heard about.

Mindy Kaling Slams Donald Trump’s Plan to Abolish Birthright Citizenship

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has come under fire for his plan to sign an executive order that aims to officially end birthright citizenship in America. One of the voices who expressed dissatisfaction with this plan is Indian-American Hollywood actress Mindy Kaling

Kaling, born from Indian immigrant parents who received green cards to live in the US, asked questions on her Twitter post on Tuesday, Oct. 31, on what will happen to her citizenship once this executive order gets signed.